Stevens’s style has changed from his earlier poems, from using adjectives to intensify nouns to nondescript facts and numerous repetitions which symbolize the return to the former stasis. In the poems World without Peculiarity and Burghers of Petty Death, Stevens puts in contrast the importance of parent’s deaths to a son and the unimportance of those same deaths to the world. The poem The Region of November shifts his writing topic from lamenting the deaths of others to lamenting his own. The second premise deals with fear and anger. In the poem Madame La Fleurie, Stevens realizes, that nature is the evil that will take his mind and body in the end.
It is a poem that conveys a message about the brutalities and horrors of war to an ill-informed and complacent audience in England. The length of the poem is short, but powerful and wrought with vivid imagery, griping the reader’s attention from the beginning to the end. The poem focuses on the horrifying death of a solder in WWI who falls victim to gas warfare because he fails to attach his gas mask quick enough. Wilfred Owens, a war veteran himself, uses the story of the soldier to expose the harsh truths of war. With his effective use of imagery, diction and irony, Wellford Owens strips away the glory of war and reveals the horror of what it was really like to fight in WWI.
Tybalt and Mercutio’s death) • Elegy is about a “bloody fray”, but leaves out parts of Mercutio’s insults to Tybalt. • Tries to provide a fair account of what happened, maintaining that Romeo behaved properly while Mercutio and Tybalt wanted to fight. Also how he did not have time to intervene, as it went by so fast. • Elegy: a mournful, melancholic or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead. • Elegy is also considered an epic poem: ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events • In the elegy, mention of Mercutio was left out and positive comments of Romeo’s behaviour, believed that Benvolio was homosexual.
As a result, humans lose their free will and become victims in the machinery of war, casualties of political ends. The entire novel illustrates the destructiveness and suffering of war. By using a repeated refrain, precise characterization, satire, and tone, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is able to effectively illustrate the destructiveness of war. Whenever someone (or something) dies in the novel, "so it goes" is Vonnegut's automatic mantra. There is nothing a person can do about death - it happens to us all.
They were trying to tell a true story in a way that evokes a response from the reader. Responses of sadness, horror, hatred, disbelief, every possible response that the atrocities of the Holocaust deserved to evoke. I found the information provided alongside the poem put it into context, it was very helpful and interesting, giving the poems even more specific and less interpretational meaning. The telling of facts with flair and emotion, history lessons in a poem! I have included a selection of the poems here: STRUGGLE FOR LIFE By Frigyes Karinthy (1887-1938): poet & satirist.
Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold: and so by degrees – very gradually – I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” The Narrator again proves his madness through his apparent lack of solid intent coupled with his explanation of the rage within him. He proves his malice and forethought into the manner and admits it was a murder of the first degree to stop his chills brought upon by an old man’s diseased eye. Through his madness, the Narrator seals his doom by being tempted into taking the life of an old man. After the deed is done and the Narrator had chosen to commit a
Owen makes this piece an elegy by portraying the battlefield as hell ‘like a man in fire or lime’ or terrible enough to make the devil feel sick ‘like a devils sick of sin’ in order to make people realise that war will only achieve loss and sadness and convey the sadness and fear the soldiers had to face every day. The title of the poem ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ originates from the Roman poet, Horace ‘Dulce et Decorum set Pro patria mori’ and can be roughly translated into English as It is Right and Fitting to die for your Country. The title is a satire and instead of writing pro-war poetry, he puts an ironic slant on the maxim challenging the historical conventions and attitudes towards war. The reader is also able to
Question: Compare the ways in which Hardy portrays death in warfare in 'Drummer Hodge' and 'The Man He Killed' Hardy in ‘Drummer Hodge’ is trying to show us how war lowers the value of human life. Straight away, from the first stanza of ‘Drummer Hodge,’ Hardy writes about death in war. It begins with ‘They throw in Drummer Hodge...’ Immediately we can see the lack of respect for the Drummer, as they ‘throw’ him in, ‘to rest.’ Hardy further describes that Hodge is buried ‘Uncoffined – just as found;’ which reinforces our notion of the lack of respect shown towards the dead drummer. This shows us that in the haste of war the drummer is buried as quickly as possible, so fighting can resume, showing us how Hardy may be portraying the lowering value of a human being. We can also interpret this as presenting how death has become a nuisance for the military, resulting in dead soldiers being buried as quickly as possible.
The poem is filled with metaphorical language, which is used for a number of different reasons. In the first line, the poet refers to “the suffering”. This is a metaphor for death, but the reader only realises this later. Auden, when talking about the elderly refers to death as “the miraculous birth”, which contrasts with the metaphor which follows it when the poet mentions children, when it is referred to as “the dreadful martyrdom”. The poet used these metaphor´s to make the reader think about the true meaning of his work and to show the different stages of human life and how a person´s opinion of death changes over time.
AP Literature Research Paper of Dante’s Inferno By Brian McCaughey In the book Inferno by Dante Alighieri, the main character is led by the spirit Virgil through the nine layers of Hell. During this journey, Dante encounters many sinners that have been condemned to Hell for sins ranging from being unbaptized (layer 1) to treachery against man and country (layer 9), with each layer being more torturous than the previous. Many characters from a range of novels can be categorized into at least one of the layers of Hell based on whatever sin they committed. One character that could be condemned to Hell is George Wilson from The Great Gatsby. He was responsible for not only the murder of Jay Gatsby but also his own suicide.